ARC’s policy is to set ticket prices based on demand, like budget airlines, which means we set a price when the event goes on sale and then sometimes put the price up or down depending on how the show is selling. Usually, the price will increase as we get closer to the event, so it is advantageous to book in advance, although sometimes we will put special offers on and reduce the price. Our website will always show the current ticket price.
ARC’s theatre and dance performances are priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen a show!
We want to encourage more people to come and see shows at ARC, more often. Pay What You Decide not only allows you to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price, but also removes the financial risk of buying a ticket for a show in advance without knowing whether you are going to enjoy it or not.
Tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience, which means if you haven’t enjoyed it at all, you don’t have to pay anything.
All money collected will help ARC pay the artists who have performed, and we therefore hope you will give generously.
Please ensure you have arrived and collected your tickets 15 minutes before the show starts in order to secure your seats. At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, either by cash on the door or by card at the Box Office.
Monthly sessions starting on Thu 7 Mar, 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Are you interested in events and performances that take place outside?
We are looking for people aged 18 – 30 who want to learn more about outdoor arts, with the chance to meet other professionals, and visit outdoor festivals. You might be a performer, producer, designer or production specialist – we’re looking for a range of skills and interests, but no previous experience is necessary.
Outdoor arts includes many different artforms including theatre, dance, music, puppetry, comedy, pyrotechnics, visual art, digital art, carnival and circus. It can be performed anywhere, in the streets, parks and squares, on roofs and on rivers, across cities, towns and villages, in festivals in fields and festivals on high streets!
Free SIRF Outdoor Arts Collective sessions at ARC
The monthly sessions will take place at ARC Stockton and will include masterclasses with industry professionals including outdoor arts performers, makers, producers and programmers. As part of the group you will get to go on free trips to UK based outdoor arts festivals and in SIRF 2024!
Participants must be living or studying in the Tees Valley
Travel bursaries are available and food will be provided as part of the sessions
To book your space please contact Lynne Lawson, ARC’s Creative Learning Coordinator on [email protected] or 01642 525199
What is SIRF?
SIRF (Stockton International Riverside Festival) is an annual outdoor arts festival that takes place across Stockton town centre for four days on the first weekend in August, presenting amazing shows from the UK and across the world.